Category Archives: Culture

Older homeless people in Oakland USA — experience geriatric problems 20 years earlier — and more prevalently — than folks who have places to live Comments Off on Older homeless people in Oakland USA — experience geriatric problems 20 years earlier — and more prevalently — than folks who have places to live

© 2016 Peter Free Citation — to study Rebecca T. Brown, Kaveh Hemati, Elise D. Riley, Christopher T. Lee, MSc5, Claudia Ponath, Lina Tieu, David Guzman, and Margot B. Kushel, Geriatric Conditions in a Population-Based Sample of Older Homeless Adults, Gerontologist, DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnw011 (advance access, 26 February 2016) Citation — to press release University of […]

Study shows that very gifted students are often cheated by America’s educational system — with the press release’s excellent video interview of the study’s lead author, Professor David Lubinski Comments Off on Study shows that very gifted students are often cheated by America’s educational system — with the press release’s excellent video interview of the study’s lead author, Professor David Lubinski

© 2014 Peter Free Citation — to study Harrison J. Kell, David Lubinski, and Camilla P. Benbow, Who Rises to the Top? Early Indicators, Psychological Science 24(5): 648-659, DOI: 10.1177/0956797612457784 (26 March 2014) Citation — to press release Jane Sevier and Joan Brasher, 30-year study reveals clues to the exceptional child’s journey, Research News at […]

A simple intervention reduces political polarization — by making people read political arguments in hard to decipher print fonts Comments Off on A simple intervention reduces political polarization — by making people read political arguments in hard to decipher print fonts

Citation — to study Ivan Hernandez and Jesse Lee Preston, Disfluency disrupts the confirmation bias, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49(1): 178-182 (January 2013) Citation — to press release Diana Yates, Difficult-to-read font reduces political polarity, study finds, University of Illinois (02 November 2012) Background — what is confirmation bias? From the abstract: One difficulty […]

Study of mobile phone use reveals striking difference in pattern of female versus male “top three” relationships over the life span Comments Off on Study of mobile phone use reveals striking difference in pattern of female versus male “top three” relationships over the life span

Citation © 2012 Vasyl Palchykov, Kimmo Kaski, Janos Kertész, Albert-László Barabási, and Robin I. M. Dunbar, Sex differences in intimate relationships, Science Reports [at Nature.com] 2(370), doi:10.1038/srep00370 (19 April 2012) (at abstract) Summary of this study’s findings Aging women appear to alter their youthful, mate-centered, hierarchy of close relationships to a subsequent one that exhibits […]

A surprising (and questionable) finding — two-thirds of Ontario and Nova Scotia paramedics are subjected to abuse, while doing their jobs Comments Off on A surprising (and questionable) finding — two-thirds of Ontario and Nova Scotia paramedics are subjected to abuse, while doing their jobs

A maybe not so rigorous survey of Canadian EMS workers A Canadian, in-conference, survey of 1,381 Ontario and Nova Scotia emergency service workers (apparently emergency medical technicians and paramedics, 70 percent of whom were male and had 10-years experience) discovered that: 67 percent had been verbally abused, 41 percent had been subjected to intimidation, 26 […]